The whole truck world is getting ready to see a new version of the famous model, which will allegedly arrive by the end of the year, as 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel. The Japanese manufacturer is aware that its represented in the segment of pickup trucks is old and that many younger rivals are better in some aspect.

Therefore, Toyota wants to keep this model competitive until the next generation arrives. The biggest addition for the next year will be a new diesel engine, which will definitely make this truck more efficient, but also more capable.

Likes:

  • Improved efficiency
  • Better towing ratings
  • Spacious cabin
  • Lots of safety features

Dislikes:

  • Outdated dashboard layout
  • Rivals look fresher

Exterior

2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel review

In terms of the exterior design, the 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel won’t be much different compared to standard gasoline models. This is a typical full-size truck, massive in all aspects. Although the current generation has been around for more than a decade, there was a major update four years ago, which keeps this truck fresh in terms of aesthetics.

The 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel will definitely come with a familiar face, based on this update. Like gasoline models, it will be available in two body styles – Double Cab and CrewMax. Unlike most rivals, such as Nissan Titan, Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado and others, this model is not available in a single-row, regular cab layout.

Interior

2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel interior

Once again, don’t count on much bigger differences compared to rest of the lineup. The 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel will come with a familiar interior layout, which is characterized by plenty of space. Count on both 6- and 5-passenger models, depending on the front-seats configuration.

In terms of the overall layout, things will be pretty much the same. The 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel will continue with quality, but a little bit outdated interior looks, with lack of some latest tech features. On the other side, count on the extra-long list of safety features.

The only notable difference should be a new instrument cluster, which will be adapted to a diesel powertrain.

Engine

This will be by far the most important novelty for the next year. It looks like the Japanese manufacturer is finally about to introduce a version with oil-burner. Latest reports suggest it will feature a familiar 5.0-liter V8 turbodiesel from Cummins, which delivers around 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque.

With such amount of torque, we have no doubt that the 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel will feature much better towing capacity, compared to gasoline models, probably around 12.500 pounds. Also, count on significantly better fuel economy.

2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel front

2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel Release Date and Price

The 2020 Toyota Tundra Diesel is about to come sometime in the second half of the year. However, more precise details are still unknown. When it comes to the price, base models will probably go around $35,000.